Faith was founded in 2005 in the heart of Rajasthan in the pink city of Jaipur. Faith brings hope to the lives of children living in extreme adversity, orphaned and affected by HIV/AIDS under the loving care of Smriti Singh who has made caring for children in need her life’s work.
The journey started with educational support for children living in railway station slums in Jaipur. The idea was to help children who are living in adverse conditions and create experiences that would help them develop and access their dreams. Confronted with incidences of rejection and stigma for children with HIV it became apparent that direct help was needed so that children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS could live with dignity.
Faith cares for over 50 children and aims for equality for the children living with them by ensuring the provision of education, food, shelter, security, growth, and development through intervention and quality care.
Survival, health, nutrition, development, education, protection and participation are the undeniable rights of every child at Faith.
What you can expect
- Stay with a local family and learn about Indian culture including food and yoga
- Visit the FAITH care home, assist the FAITH team and take care of the orphans in their care.
- Participate with after school activities and help the orphans prepare for school
- Make the children smile, teach them some of your native language, play and comfort them.
- An opportunity to support an amazing charity and gain some valuable work experience
- Learn about Indian and Rajasthani arts and culture
This is an opportunity to support an amazing charity; FAITH and gain some valuable work experience whilst volunteering and investing into the future of vulnerable children.
There is huge potential to gain experience in all aspects of charity work, from hands on child care, to graphic design, web development, charity events and fundraising, and everything in between.
On this programme, you will be based with a local family in Jaipur, India for 4 weeks, and will contribute to an investment programme fee that covers all in-country associated costs. 80% of the programme fee will go directly to FAITH to cover the cost of caring for the children in the home and your VIP experience. This includes keeping the outreach programmes active, the home running and ensuring the sustainability and future of FAITH.
FAITH Volunteer Investment Programme: ****£350 per week****
Additional weeks; over 1 month: £200 per week
The investment includes:
AIRPORT PICK UP
ACCOMMODATION with HOST FAMILY
ALL MAIN MEALS WITH CHILDREN
80% DIRECT DONATION to FAITH and the work they do
You will be guided through every step of your VIP programme. You will be assigned a member of staff to answer any pre-trip questions and support you throughout your volunteer programme
You will have some time off to explore Jaipur. The FAITH family will engage you with local traditions and experiences.